St Helens not getting carried away, insists Holbrook, after another win

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has reiterated his side are not getting carried away with their impressive start to the new season, after they recorded their fifth successive victory on Friday night.

The Saints won 30-12 at Warrington thanks largely to Mark Percival’s hat-trick and an impressive display from half-back Danny Richardson, who set up several tries as well as scoring one of his own.

It means that Holbrook’s men continue to fulfil their pre-season expectation of title favourites – but the Australian has stressed nobody is getting carried away.

“I thought it was really tough game, as we expected, and I’m pleased we came out with the win,” he said. “We’re playing well as a team. If we get chances we’re taking them and we are stopping a lot with our defence too.

“Our whole game is working but we want to keep on getting better. We’re happy with our start to the season. Conditions are tough this time of year so to get five straight wins is important.

“We are a level headed group. We had plenty of expectation from people before the season started. There are good sides in this comp so all we can do is keep playing each week and that is what we are doing. We want that to continue.

“We’re set up for another great game against Leeds next Friday. We’re looking forward to being back in front of our home fans; they were brilliant tonight too.”

Percival and Richardson were high on Holbrook’s list of praise post-match, too.

“He does some good things for us does Danny,” Holbrook added. “He is working hard on his game and is getting better.

“Percy is going great too. He is doing everything well for us and it’s really pleasing to see him show his talents.

“I thought James Roby was outstanding again. Any half chance he would poke his nose through. Luke Thompson was strong as well.”